My clients for Design Hero can take me to some really interesting places!
This latest success story takes place 1km above sea level, in the stunning setting of Chamonix, France:
Nestled on the outskirts of the town lies Chalet Couttet is a luxury holiday retreat, with access to the highest quality of amenities available.
Chalet Couttet needed a new website to relaunch the property after a brief hiatus.
The key aim of the project was to highlight the sheer quality of service on offer at Chalet Couttet:
In the words of the client, Chalet Couttet exists to…
‘…To delight and inspire our guests, with beautifully crafted and maintained holiday homes in some of the worlds most spectacular locations.”
With this ambitious goal in mind, the new website had to be nothing short of spectacular, to live up to such fantastic surroundings.
I helped design and digitalize a logo for Chalet Couttet, to update their existing branding and bring a more modern, youthful feel to the brand.
I worked closesly with the Couttet team to come up with a revised logo for the chalet, and helped digitalize the new logo concept into a finished logo
The new website had to match the splendour of its surroundings and take users on a journey to Chamonix, France.
Along with the typical features of a tourism website, the new website also had to integrate an external booking system to handle online bookings and enquiries.
A particular focus was integrated of a Mailchimp signup form into the footer to gather potential leads, welcome guests into the Couttet exosystem, and keep guests engaged with news and updates.
To add an extra level of complexity, the site also needed a complete French translation, for the French market.
The website begins by inviting the user to explore Chamonix, or explore the chalet:
The online booking website features a full screen image gallery for users to experience the luxury of couttet first-hand
The online booking website uses a contat form to collect enquiries for the holiday chalet.
This online booking website features a dramatic full screen popup menu which gives full attention to the user’s booking needs.
The owners of Chalet Couttet were keen to convey their strong sense of values, and show what inspired the level of quality on offer at chalet couttet.
Customer testimonials and reviews are essential for online bookings. This online booking website features star reviews from Couttet’s many happy customers.
Every page finishes with a unique flourish to help the visitor immerse themselves in Chamonix:
An inspiring poem, set behind a parallax panorama of Mont Blanc create a grand finale to the website footer.
One thing that sets chalet Couttet’s website apart from the competition is the care and attention given to providing local amenties and interests for the guests. We included a showcase of local activities for the user to explore in advance of arriving at Chalet Couttet.
A full page was required to showcase the level of quality on offer at Chalet Couttet. This gallery allows users to explore the chalet online, and filter the gallery by room type.
The history and setting of Chalet Couttet are just as important as the holiday cottage itself:
We included a page on the website to showcase the rich heritage of the chalet, as well as the strong valuues of the owners.
The new website integrates Supercontrol, a bespoke booking solution for holiday accommodation which allows users to seamlessly book online, and allows Calet Couttet to manage their own online booking calendar.
The end of each page features a dramatic climax: a fade-in poem and dramatic parallax panorama of Chamonix.
The quality of photography wwas fantastic. I would expect no less from Harrison Reid Photography his photography is always fantastic! We wanted to show off the quality of every room in the chalet.